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Hi I am quite new to Autoit and am having trouble with Excel

#include <Excel.au3>
Global $oExcel = _Excel_Open()
MsgBox(0, "", "Excel Open: " & @error)
Global $sFilePath = "test1.xls"
_Excel_BookOpen($oExcel, $sFilePath)
MsgBox(0, "", "Book Open: " & @error)
Send("Writing this will cause it to fail to close!!") ; Comment it out and it works fine
_Excel_Close($oExcel, False, True);
MsgBox(0, "", "Excel Close " & @error)

I can open and clos an excel spreadsheet Ok until I modify it (Then I get an error code 1)
If I comment out the 'Send line' it works fine

What am i doing wrong

 

 

 

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Posted (edited)

Worked OK for me with the Send line uncommented.

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Windows 10, Excel Office 365

I would use _Excel_RangeWrite, _Excel_CopyPaste, or _Excel_RangeReplace to modify the data myself, not sure if the Send is going to do what you want.

Edited by SlackerAl
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If I remember right, the Send you're using leaves the cell in edit mode until you hit Enter or Tab, or click on another cell. Don't use Send anyways, that's not the right way to automate Excel, especially since you're using the Excel UDF already.


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As you have seen mixing API (the Excel UDF) and GUI automation (Send statement) is never a good idea ;) 


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Ok Thanks everyone.

I was really only using 'Send' as a quick and dirty test - intending to write something better but then got hung up on this problem.

I tried _Excel_RangeWrite now andand after that had no problems

 

Thanks again

 

Joe

 

 

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